July 11, 2019 (Daily Signal) — On Amazon, you can buy almost any book written throughout human history — from the Bible to Adolf Hitler's "Mein Kampf," or even a book glorifying pedophilia. And you can buy books which claim that God approves of homosexuality.
As of last week, however, you cannot get any of Dr. Joseph Nicolosi's books about leaving homosexuality — because Amazon just banned them all. Amazon is removing the works of authors who once lived and identified as homosexual.
The works of Anne Paulk of the Restored Hope Network and pastoral counselor and author Joe Dallas are also among the latest books to be pulled from the online retail giant.
Dallas' book — Desires in Conflict: Hope for Men Who Struggle with Sexual Identity — and Paulk's book — Restoring Sexual Identity: Hope for Women Who Struggle with Same-Sex Attraction — both of which until the past few days were sold on the platform, are now no longer available for purchase.
"Amazon's decision is no surprise since today's culture is caving to the goals of the LGBTQ political movement, which have always included the silencing of any disapproval of homosexuality," Dallas said in an email to The Christian Post on Monday.
"It would be awfully naive to think it will stop here. First, the LGBTQ movement will convince the culture that telling homosexuals they can change is dangerous. Then they'll convince the culture that calling homosexuality a sin is dangerous. Then the government will tell the pastors of America what they can or cannot say on this subject, and the culture will approve."
The author added that those whose books are being targeted and scrubbed from the website are presently considering how to best respond but their mission will remain the same.
"None of us will stop communicating the grace of God evidenced in our lives, and in the lives of those we serve," Dallas said.
"Peter and John said it so well: 'Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you more than to God, you judge. For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard," he added, referencing Acts 4:20.
In response to the removal, Voice of the Voiceless, a group representing former LGBT-identified persons, launched a Change.org petition Monday, demanding that Amazon reverse course—accusing the company of unfair censorship.
"We are outraged that a smear campaign by one individual (who stated here that he never read these books) could convince Amazon to censor all books, audiobooks, and Kindle material related to our experiences and viewpoints," the petition, which has garnered nearly 3,000 signatures, reads.
"For every major issue there are two sides to each story. For one side to be bullied and censored on every platform is counter to the values we have long held in common with Amazon, or America for that matter.”
Reports indicate that the man behind getting Amazon to discontinue selling the books was a practicing homosexual, Rojo Alan.
“We know that we are from God, and the whole world lies in the power of the evil one” (1 John 5:19).